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Day 4

635dThe Bulletin by Brydon Coverdale

Johnson leads clinical Australia to victory

It took Australia only 48 minutes on the fourth day to wrap up New Zealand's final four wickets and claim a 149-run win in the first Test at the Gabba. Mitchell Johnson finished with his first five-wicket haul in Tests and Stuart Clark ended up with four

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Vettori backs his struggling batsmen

Daniel Vettori will look for a magic cure to New Zealand's traditionalbatting woes before Friday's second Test as they attempt the difficulttask of levelling the series in Adelaide

635dPeter English at the Gabba

A Trans-Tasman chasm

A match that began with the pitch bringing the teams together on the firsttwo days ended by showing the gulf between them

635dPeter English at the Gabba

Watson axed as Australia weigh up options

In the past ten years Australian teams have almost picked themselves, butas Ricky Ponting realises the damage caused by the loss of a clutch ofgreats he is changing his outlook and adopting a more flexible approach toselection

Day 3

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Katich stars as Australia take control

Simon Katich became the first Australian to carry his bat in a Test for more than a decade and set Australia on the path towards victory at the Gabba

635dPeter English at the Gabba

Katich makes most of second coming

A year ago Simon Katich, 33, was unlikely to play another Test,but now he is the present and future of the top of the order

Day 2

635dThe Bulletin by Brydon Coverdale

Katich the key as wickets tumble

Simon Katich was the main man standing between New Zealand and a gettable fourth-innings chase at the Gabba, where 16 wickets tumbled on an eventful second day

635dPeter English at the Gabba

Time for top six to front up - Flynn

The No. 6 Daniel Flynn has said it is time for New Zealand's top six batsmen to prove they deserve their spots as they prepare for a difficult chase

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Haddin gets backing of former keepers

Brad Haddin has struggled behind the stumps in Australia's recent Tests, but he still has the support of Ian Healy and Adam Gilchris

635dPeter English at the Gabba

Liven it up

For two days the batsmen have made a pitch that has been testing look like a disaster area by playing, missing, edging and complaining

Day 1

635dPeter English at the Gabba

Confused Australia battle identity crisis

Australia's batting deficiencies with the moving ball have not been erasedby their return home from India. While the swing and seam was expected andthe Gabba pitch was tricky, the batsmen's thoughts were cluttered andtheir shot selection scrambled

635dPeter English at the Gabba

Southee aims for more such days

The swing bowler Tim Southee still lives at home on a farm with his family in Northland, but if he keeps performing like this it might soon be the only place he can hide

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A storm and a boycott

Plays of the day for the first day of the first Test between Australia and New Zealand in Brisbane


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Bar manager backs Symonds

The manager of the Brisbane hotel where Andrew Symonds was involved in an altercation with a patron on Sunday night has said Symonds was being harassed by the man and did nothing wrong

635dPeter English

Bracewell backs beaten batsmen

The New Zealand coach John Bracewell has no plans to alter his "starstruck" batting order for the second Test against Australia

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Symonds involved in pub incident

Cricket Australia is investigating an incident surrounding Andrew Symonds after he was involved in a confrontation with a patron in a Brisbane hotel on Sunday night

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Exit not on Hayden's mind yet

At 37, Matthew Hayden knows this might be his last Test on his home ground in Brisbane, but he is refusing to outline an exit strategy

635dPeter English

Need at least 300 to compete - Vettori

Daniel Vettori, the New Zealand captain, has told his batsmen they must produce a first-innings total of at least 300 to compete with Australia

New Zealand 4th innings Partnerships

1st1JM HowAJ Redmond
2nd29AJ RedmondJD Ryder
3rd10LRPL TaylorJD Ryder
4th9BB McCullumLRPL Taylor
5th84LRPL TaylorDR Flynn
6th10GD ElliottLRPL Taylor
7th17DL VettoriLRPL Taylor
8th1LRPL TaylorTG Southee
9th3IE O'BrienTG Southee
10th13CS MartinTG Southee